He is Well Pleased

When I started college, God met me where I was at and I was pierced by the Gospel. My life has been changed ever since. The more I walk with Jesus, the more I see my constant need for Him and His power in my life. I’m humbled as I still struggle with relying on […]

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What do I have to be thankful for?

May the Lord continually open our eyes to really see the greater work He’s doing in, through, and around us. And may He deepen our knowledge and understanding of His character everyday, so we can enjoy the sweet abundance of an intimate relationship with Him.

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The MOST Nourishing Diet!

Lately my busyness has resulted in somewhat of an odd eating pattern. If I find time in the morning I will drink one teaspoon of milk. During my 8-5, I think about being able to drink another teaspoon of milk, but who has time for food in the middle of a work day? At the […]

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Does being zealous for God mean I have to always be excited?

Now that it’s November, it’s finally culturally appropriate to get excited about Christmas!! In honor of that, let me kick off this blog with a reference from the classic Christmas movie Elf. When Buddy the Elf is in the department store and they announce that Santa is coming, Buddy SCREAMS and jumps up and down […]

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The “S” Word

When did submission become a dirty word? Sometimes I feel like I’m cursing when I use it! I tell you, for years the word made me cringe. I bristled at the thought that I was commanded –yes, commanded!– to submit to my husband. What? I’m a strong, independent woman! No man gonna tell me what […]

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Am I Loving People Well

Galatians 6:10 says,“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” The Lord has convicted me lately that I haven’t been loving the ladies in my church well.

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Why did I think I could run away from God?

There was a time last winter in Aruba on holiday where I was doing really great. I felt connected to God, learning about forgiveness and spent a lot of time eating with (and annoying) my family. When it was time to go back to the Netherlands in January to continue my University studies suddenly everything […]

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My Soul is Crying. Isn’t Yours?

“The world values you going to the gym more than to the deepest places of your soul…” – Shauna Niequest, Cold Tangerines. This is a post about crying. Not a post about the crying of physical tears, but the crying of our souls.

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Is Life Really Greener on the Other Side?

It is officially pumpkin spice latte season. If you live in the Midwest region of the United States like I do, fall is the time of year when the leaves start to change, the weather is cooler, the air is crisp, and the apple orchards are packed with people longing for warm delicious cinnamon sugar […]

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